Pendse Appointed as Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program Director

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Avani Pendse, M.D., Ph.D. has assumed the position of Program Director of our Surgical Pathology fellowship. Dr. Pendse’s primary area of practice is in the surgical pathology of gastrointestinal tract including liver and pancreas pathology. She also serves on the genitourinary surgical pathology service and cytopathology service. She joined our department in fall 2017 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Proteomics at the Duke BioRepository and Precision Pathology Center.

The Duke surgical pathology fellowship is designed on the principle of graduated responsibility, where our fellows transition into the role of instructor, typically in the second half of the yearlong fellowship. The board certified/eligible fellows are fully credentialed to sign out surgical pathology cases in their chosen subspecialty and perform frozen sections and intraoperative consultations. In addition to the subspecialty clinical diagnostics experience, the department provides ample opportunities for research, teaching and leadership experience during this year.